Sagamore Hills Township is the safest community in the Akron area, according to a new study.

Safewise.com, a group that pushes home security systems, this month released its list of "Ohio's 20 Safest Cities of 2019," with Sagamore Hills coming in at No. 2.

The top five across the state, in order, were: Chester Township, Sagamore Hills Township, Montville Township, Broadview Heights and Olmsted Township.

In addition to Sagamore Hills and Montville, several other Akron-area communities placed in the top 20: Aurora (9th), Brunswick Hills Township (10th), Louisville (11th).

Safewise says it used FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics and its own research to compile the list. To read the full report, go to: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-ohio/.